Whoa! I don’t think Josh Gross likes Nickelback very much!!! Maybe, JOSH finds them GROSS (corny, I know, but I’m laughing hysterically!). You know, there are people you just can’t tolerate. Like that guy who every time you see him makes some joke about how you look. He always says, just kidding, but you know he’s not. Or, like Josh, there’s a band whose music you just cannot stomach. Or, there’s an ex-friend, ex-spouse, ex-someone! When you see them coming, you hide your face and quickly move in the opposite direction. Come to think of it…maybe I’m somebody some else can’t stand! Maybe someone hates me! (My mom said never to say “hate.” OK, Mom, how about “dislike intensely.”)
Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone. Hebrews 2
Well…here’s some good news. Jesus came to save the world…meaning everyone and anyone. He didn’t come to please the religious crowd. He didn’t come to pander to the social crowd. He came to save the guy who makes jokes at your expense. He came to save all your exes, even the ones in Texas. He came to save you and me! He reached out to men and women, the young and the old, the powerful, the weak, the forgotten, the intensely disliked. All shapes, sizes, colors.
And, today, Jesus is still saving people. He’s still offering the same lifeline to anyone who will reach out and grab ahold. To you…even to Nickelback and Josh.
What do you think of Nickelback? Take a listen. http://youtu.be/4OjiOn5s8s8